Thursday, 3 January 2013

My Essie Collection + nail swatches


My Essie Nail Polish Collection has grown to 8 polishes so I thought it was time to show you my collection. I really love Essie Nail Polishes. I feel like the big 3 brands are OPI, China Glaze and Essie. I haven't tried the other two and if you gave me the option of buying one of the 3 I'd go for Essie. I can't get enough of them! I know that Sara from beautifulworldoflennynb.blogspot.com really likes Essie polishes as well and regularly posts about them. Everytime a post featuring one pops up I fall in love with the shades! Enough rambling, lets show you the colours!

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Bikini So Teeny
This is a recent purchase, I've seen it on loads of blogs and I adore it! Its some where between blue and lilac. It was nearly opaque with one coat and completely opaque with two.

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Navigate Her
Again this is a recent purchase. Its a lovely green, unlike any other green I have. I'm not sure how to describe it but the opacity is just like Bikini So Teeny.

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Fear & Desire
My last recent purchase is a orange, a very true orange, a basic orange. I think this will be nice when it comes to spring/summer next year. The opacity is similar to the first two polishes shown.

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Very Structured
I haven't decided yet whether I like this shade or not. It doens't come out as the exact colour in the bottle which is a shame because it looks lovely. Its basically a dark brown which is opaque in two coats.

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Nice is Nice
This was the first Essie Nail Polish I ever owned. Its a lilac colour and unfortunately since I've had it the formula seems to have become a bit gloopy. But I'm sure an overnight trip to the fridge should help it. Its opaque in three coats.

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Power Clutch (NOTD here)
This was probably my favourite autumn nail colour and this picture doesn't do it justice. You can see it better in the NOTD linked above. Its a gorgeous green toned shade and its opaque in two coats.

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Orange, Its Obvious!
When I first saw this colour I liked it but I was nervous. This is the first time I have applied it and I think it's going to be great for summer, especially on my toe nails. This is more of a red orange compared to the other orange shade in my collection. Its opaque in two coats.

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Plumberry (NOTD here and NOTD here)
I have worn this shade a lot since I got it. Its a lovely berry colour for winter with splashes of plum in it. Its opaque in two coats.

That's all my Essie Nail Polish and I hope my collection continues to grow, obviously not until my spending ban is over though! 

Have you tried Essie? If not what shades do you have on your wishlist?

Thanks for reading,
Shona x
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14 comments

  1. Lovely post :) I have 4 Essie polishes and I love them! I really want to try Bikini So Teeny, looks like such a pretty colour! xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks :) You should look in TkMaxx that's where I found mine :) xx

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  2. You've got a good mix of colours here, love the look of Plumberry think I might have to treat myself! Haha :)

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  3. love navigate her <3 :) x x

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    1. Me too, i don't have any green like it :) x

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  4. Lovely collection! Essie polishes are gorge. I really like nice is nice xx

    http://mylushbox.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks :) I just adore them aha! x

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  5. I have bikini so teeny, navigate her, and fear & desire (x2) got all 4 from tkmaxx for £5 :) have yet to try them, but from your swatches I cant wait
    Gem x
    http://gemseren.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Tkmaxx are brilliant for Essie polishes! I want to get some OPI ones after my ban and I'll probably buy from there! You'll love them, especially bikini so teeny :) xx

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  7. I have Navigate Her and love it, it's such a pretty green. Plumberry and Power Clutch look really nice x

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    1. Its lovely isn't it! They both are gorgeous, great colours for A/W but I'll definitely be wearing them all year round! x

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